Based on a search earlier today, I believe his statement was about the signing period that ended in June 2019. But that was based on my interpretation of posts by you that were in the time period during that cycle. I couldn’t find Elias’s actual statement.
For Manny Machado we received from the Dodgers-- overall grade: B
B (A-) : 21-year old OF Yusniel Diaz
A (B+) : 22-year old RHSP Dean Kremer
C+ (C) : 22-year old 3B/2B Rylan Bannon
B- (C+) : 21-year old RHRP Zach Pop
F (D): 26-year old UTIL Breyvic Valera
This deal could still come out solid if Diaz blossoms. Kremer's emergence makes me feel much better about 2021's rotation. We will probably know what Bannon is by this time next year. Maybe he makes Alberto expendable. I am still very high on Pop. I think he could be a big piece of the bullpen if he comes back healthy. Not a bad potential haul and we will probably know what we have from this deal by the end of 2021.
For Zach Britton we received from the Yankees-- overall grade: C-
B+ (C) : 24-year old RHSP Dillon Tate
D (C): 25-year old RHRP Cody Carroll
C- (B-) : 24-year old LHSP Josh Rogers
I am actually happy with this deal. I think Tate is for real in the bullpen. I still like Cody Carroll's frame and potential. I think he gets one more year. Josh Rogers could be a guy next season. We kind of forget about him, but he performed well in the high minors before we got him. Who knows how much of that is injury related, so we don't know what to expect when he gets back as he has had a lot of off time to study the analytics side that Elias has brought. We'll know what we have by this time next year.
For Kevin Gausman we received from the Braves-- C
D (C-) : 20-year old 3B Jean Carlos Encarnacion
D (C-) : 23-year old Catcher Brett Cumberland
C+ (D+) : 23-year old LHSP Bruce Zimmerman
B (C+) : 23-year old RHRP Evan Phillips
Bruce will compete for a starting 5 spot next season and Phillips may have turned a corner. Who knows what Jean Carlos Encarnacion has been working on, but you know Elias has probably put his data/analytics crew, mental skills guys, and instructors on him. Cumberland was getting some positive remarks towards the end of last season I believe. He seems like an OBP guy, but we will probably know what we have in him by the end of next season. Encarnacion is the one that may take a couple more seasons to see if we are going to get a return.
For Jonathan Schoop we received from the Brewers-- C-
F (C) : 22-year old RHSP Luis Ortiz
D (C- 😞 18-year old SS Jean Carmona
B (B) : 27-year old Infielder Jonathan Villar
To me, this is the dud in the long term. Is Ortiz still in the organization? If so, maybe Elias' guys can work some magic. I think Carmona is still in the organization, but I haven't seen his name in a while. We are probably a few seasons away from seeing whether we get a return on him. I guess Villar's return is now represented by the infamous Easton Lucas, although I do see value in having him on the squad last year to assist in the development process.
Means era 5.02still not good but that whip of 1.088 is very impressive. The numbers don’t reflect the improvement in stuff an actually I am more confident in him after this year because of the uptick in fastball. He went from possible back end of the rotation guy to a two or three on a contending team.